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One of Abu Sayyaf remnants sighted in Tubigon by farmer

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One of the three remaining members of the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) being hunted by government troops in Bohol was sighted in Tubigon town last Wednesday wearing new clothes, a ranking army official said. Tubigon is adjacent to Clarin town, where a joint team of soldiers and policemen engaged the seven ASG members who were […]

Posted: April 27th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

No Abu in Cebu

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WATCH: Policemen from the Lapu-Lapu City Police Office in search of armed persons sighted on Olango Island. A top military officer quelled fears that some bandits from the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) have crossed to Cebu. Capt. Jojo Mascariñas, spokesperson of the 302nd Infantry Brigade of the Philippine Army, said the eight remaining ASG members who […]

Posted: April 21st, 2017 in Featured Stories,Headlines | Read More »

‘DEAD OR ALIVE’

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Duterte raises to P1M reward for the head of each of Abu Sayyaf hunted in Bohol; threatens to “invade Jolo” Tagbilaran City — President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered a P1 million reward for the capture of each Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) member now in Inabanga town, Bohol — dead or alive. He also encouraged the […]

Posted: April 19th, 2017 in Featured Stories,Headlines | Read More »

PO2 Rey Anthony Nazareno: Bemedalled cop

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THE lone policeman who was killed in the clash between government troopers and the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) in Inabanga, Bohol was a bemedalled cop, a Boholano born in Cebu but raised in his native province. PO2 Rey Anthony Nazareno, 30, was born on Oct. 24, 1986 in Barili town, 61.6 kilometers south of Cebu […]

Posted: April 12th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

Asean meeting in Bohol to proceed as scheduled

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The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) Summit meetings in the resort town of Panglao in Bohol next week will not be cancelled despite the bloody clash between government troopers and the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) in Inabanga town. “Business as usual. There are no cancellations. Kayang-kaya natin yan. (We can secure the delegates),” said […]

Posted: April 12th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

Davide asks netizens: Be extra careful with posts

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WHILE social media has been a helpful platform when it comes to real-time updates, it is undeniably a double-edged sword that cuts both ways. In light of the clashes between government troops and the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) in Inabanga, Bohol over the last few days and amid travel advisories issued by different embassies warning […]

Posted: April 12th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

Nine killed in firefight between govt forces and suspected members of Abu Sayyaf

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CEBU CITY—Five suspected members of the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG), three soldiers and one policeman were reported to have been killed in the ongoing firefight in the mountain village of Napo, Inabanga town, Bohol province. This was contained in a joint statement issued by Chief Supt. Noli Taliño, head of the Police Regional Office in […]

Posted: April 11th, 2017 in Breaking | Read More »

Pressure on Abus led to release of hostages

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The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) on Sunday said the pressure that the government has been putting on the terrorist Abu Sayyaf Group led to the recent release of its captives. Echoing the statement of Peace Process Adviser Jesus Dureza, AFP spokesperson Brig. Gen. Restituto Padilla said the government sought the help of the […]

Posted: September 19th, 2016 in Nation | Read More »

Muslims vow to cooperate with CCPO for peace in city

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The Muslim community in Cebu condemns the Davao bombing by the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) and wants peace in Cebu. Fredie ‘Muhammad Arafat’ S. Lozano, president of the Islamic Propagation Society of Cebu, said Muslims in Cebu are mostly traders and want a peaceful Cebu. Lozano and 24 other Muslim community leaders manifested their support […]

Posted: September 4th, 2016 in Headlines | Read More »

Aquino: Get Canadian’s killers

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President Benigno Aquino III has ordered the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and the Philippine National Police (PNP) to apply the full force of the law and bring the members of the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) to justice. The pronouncement of the President came after the beheading of Canadian John Ridsdel on Monday. “The […]

Posted: April 27th, 2016 in Nation | Read More »